Standard conditions of carriage

Standard conditions of carriage for passengers and their luggage

1. Carrier

The Carrier is RG Line Oy Ab and the contract of carriage evidenced by the ticket containing these standard conditions of carriage is between RG Line Oy Ab and the passenger.

2. Applicable Law

The contract of carriage is governed by the provisions of either the Finnish Maritime Code or the Swedish Maritime Code , depending upon whichever is mandatory applicable at the place of the competent court under these standard conditions of carriage. If none of these provisions of law is mandatory applicable at the place of the competent court under these standard conditions of carriage, then provisions of law mandatory applicable at such place upon carriage of passengers, their luggage and accompanied vehicles shall apply.

If no provisions of law are mandatory applicable to carriage of passengers, their luggage and accompanied vehicles at the place of the competent court under these standard conditions or at the place of any other court granting jurisdiction, then the provisions of the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 as amended by protocol 29.3.1990 shall govern the contract of carriage.

3. Jurisdiction

Disputes under the contract of carriage shall be determined by the competent court at the option of the Plaintiff at:
a) the place of permanent residence or principal place of business of the defendant, or

b) the place of departure or the place of destination according to the contract of carriage.

If according to clause 2 above the provisions of the Swedish Maritime Code are to be applied to the contract of carriage, the dispute can also be determined at the option of the Plaintiff by the competent court defined in the provisions of chapter 21, section 4, subsections 3 and 4 in the Swedish Maritime Code.

If according to clause 2 above the provisions of the Athens Convention are to be applied to the contract of carriage, the dispute can also be determined at the option of the Plaintiff by the competent court defined in Article 17, subsection I (c) and (b).

4. Scope of Application

The contract of carriage and the provisions of law applicable according to clause 2 above shall govern the carriage by sea of the passenger, his luggage and any accompanied vehicle. The carriage by sea covers the period, which the passenger, his luggage and the accompanied vehicle are in the Carrier’s terminal at the place of departure, on board the vessel and in the Carrier’s terminal at the place of destination.

The contract of carriage and the provisions of law applicable according to clause 2 above shall not be applied to other services and/or contracts entered into between the passenger and RG Line Oy Ab outside the scope of carriage by sea as defined above.

5. Tickets and Vessel

The ticket evidencing the contract of carriage must be presented when checking in at the Carrier’s terminal at the place of departure. The passenger is not entitled to transfer the rights granted on the ticket to any other person. Anyone who has obtained a ticket on behalf of another person shall be considered empowered to do so and to accept these standard conditions of carriage on behalf of this person.

The Carrier is not liable to pay any refund on stolen, lost or destroyed tickets.

Both the passenger’s and the Carrier’s right to cancel the contract of carriage is defined in the provisions of the law applicable according to clause 2 above.

The Carrier is entitled to perform the carriage by another vessel than that announced or stated on the ticket.

6. Restrictions Concerning Luggage

The passenger is not allowed to bring to the terminal or on board any luggage or cabin luggage that may cause danger or considerable inconvenience for the terminal, the vessel, passengers or other luggage or cabin luggage or cargo. The Carrier shall have the right to carry ashore or to render innocuous or to destroy such luggage or cabin luggage at the cost of the passenger and without any responsibility on the part of the Carrier.

The passenger is not allowed to bring to the terminal or on board any live animals without express and separate agreement with the Carrier.

The Carrier is entitled for safety reasons to check the passenger’s luggage, cabin luggage and vehicles both in terminals and on board.

7. Carrier’s Liability

The Carrier’s liability is determined in accordance with the applicable law under clause 2 above and is always limited as defined and to the amount available in the provisions of the applicable law or the Athens Convention as amended by protocol 29.3.1990.

The Carrier’s liability is also limited under the provisions of law or international conventions concerning the limitation of liability on Maritime Claims as applicable at the place of the competent court under clause 2 above.

The Carrier is not liable for damages, losses or expenses in respect of delay howsoever caused and arising before commencement of or after the end of the carriage by sea.

8. Liability of Carrier’s Employees, Agents and Independent Contractors

If any action is brought directly against the owner of the vessel, her master or her crew or any employee, agent or independent contractor or against anyone having an interest in the vessel, such person shall be entitled to avail himself of defences and limits of liability, which the Carrier is entitled to invoke under the contract of carriage and the provisions of law applicable in accordance with clause 2 above, as if they were expressly made for his benefit. In entering into any contract of carriage the Carrier does so not only on its own behalf but also as, the agent and trustee for such persons who shall to this extent be or be deemed to be parties to the contract of carriage.

The aggregate amounts recoverable from the Carrier and such other persons shall in no case exceed the limits provided under the contract of carriage and the provisions of law applicable in accordance with clause 2 above.

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